Course Number: CG 130
Transcript Title: Today's Careers
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: September 25, 2013
Total Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Exposes a wide range of occupations including educational and skill requirements. Covers ways of gathering information about specific occupations. Includes guest speakers from a variety of careers to further illustrate the realities of the world of work. Audit available.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Apply the process of identifying and researching occupations.
- Evaluate occupational information such as outlook, growth, wages, etc.
- Utilize a plan to address occupational and educational/training needs.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Utilize electronic and print career resources to research and report on occupations relevant to the individual.
- Conduct and report on information interviews.
- Research and identify training programs for specific occupations.
- Develop a written plan of action to further define career goals and next steps.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Identify personal interests and skills to gather information about relevant career fields.
- Understand how to access current career information through online and print resources.
- Interpret wage and employment outlook information.
- Synthesize acquired information to create an action plan for the future career and educations steps.
- Conduct informational interviews.
- Critical thinking.
- Effective written and oral communications.
Concepts, Themes, Issues
The contextualized networks of meaning students must understand in order to demonstrate the performance tasks and achieve the outcomes.
- Occupational trends
- World of work
- Process of occupational research
- Labor market
- Informational interviewing